If you are in the Gambrills MD area and need root canal therapy, you don’t have to be referred to an endodontist. Dr. Vickii Bingham-Lester offers endodontic treatments. Root canal therapy addresses issues involving the soft inner tissue of the teeth, commonly referred to as the dental pulp. Dr. Bingham-Lester performs root canal therapy for both the upper and lower arch. A root canal is necessary to repair and save a tooth that has very deep decay or has become infected. In this process the dental pulp, which contains the nerve, vessels, and other tissues, is removed. The tooth is … Continue reading
A cavity is never fun. Before a dental restoration is placed, it can cause pain or sensitivity to the patient and, in some cases, the restoration leaves a lasting mark on the tooth that is visible to friends and family. In many dental offices across the country amalgam, or metal, fillings are still commonly used. These fillings are popular because they’re easy and durable. However, many patients and dentists are becoming uncomfortable both with the exposure to metal and the dark appearance of the fillings. However, dental restorations at Bingham-Lester Dentistry are designed to do more than simply repair a … Continue reading
Patients of Dr. Vickii Bingham-Lester trust that they will receive expert dental care using advanced technologies and a calming chairside manner. The doctor and her team are committed to providing an array of treatments so that patients can achieve the healthy mouth that they need and the beautiful smile that they want. In cosmetic and restorative dental care, Dr. Bingham-Lester will always strive to save a tooth before extracting it. While there are many options for replacing a tooth, even the best options aren’t quite the same as keeping your natural tooth. When teeth are badly decayed or damaged, patients … Continue reading
There’s no argument that root canals have a reputation that’s often equated to pain. However, as Dr. Vickii Bingham-Lester of Bingham-Lester Dentistry tells her Crofton area-patients, the root canal treatment does not cause the pain. Instead the pain is from the infection in and around the tooth. The root canal is the treatment that clears the infection, stops the pain, and saves the tooth. It is helpful to understand when a root canal is necessary and the procedure to complete it. Dentists will recommend a root canal when the inside of the tooth is damaged, often from a previously undiagnosed … Continue reading
Gambrills dentist discusses the advantages of replacing a missing tooth with an implant and dental crown
Patients who have lost a tooth have several options for replacement. From dentures, to bridge and crown appliances, to dental implants, patients can choose the option that best fits their needs. Many patients opt for dental implants, which use a tiny metal rod as the replacement root and a custom-made crown on the prosthetic root to provide a natural appearance. Dr. Vickii Bingham-Lester of Bingham-Lester Dentistry in Gambrills, MD, has helped many people through the dental implant process, which includes several steps. She indicates that dental implants have several advantages, including: Improved speech: Because the metal rod is inserted into … Continue reading
Anonymous "Love my new dentist and her staff. Very efficient, professional, and informative. She has a lab so I could get a new crown all in one visit. I can't ask for more. Definitely recommend Dr. Bingham-Lester."